Nubia Launches Red Magic 3 — A Budget-Friendly Gaming Powerhouse

Nubia launched their latest gaming phone, the Red Magic 3, in Beijing on Apr. 28. This is an affordable handset for frugal gamers who don’t want to compromise on either price or quality specs.

Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone
Nubia Red Magic 3 gaming phone (source: Nubia)

The Red Magic 3 has a very angular design with straight lines and angular edges. The back cover sports an RGB strip that lights up while gaming and when notifications are received.

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The phone is rather large in size but doesn’t feel bulky. It features a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. The display has a 90Hz refresh rate, delivering a smooth gaming experience visually. Most phones have a refresh rate sitting around 60Hz, making it difficult to spot a difference in smoothness. However, after getting used to 90Hz, 60Hz just isn’t the same anymore and appears jerky and rugged.

Red Magic 3 with a 6.65 inch AMOLED display (source: Nubia)

It comes with a Type-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a number of vents and a turbo fan to better dissipate heat during intense gaming sessions. Nubia states that the new cooling system increases heat transfer by a massive 500 percent.

Much like its predecessor, Red Magic 3 has shoulder triggers and the fingerprint sensor in the back doubles as an extra trigger.

Red Magic gaming phone (Source: Nubai)

The Red Magic 3 supports 27W fast charging and houses a massive 5000mAh battery for long hours of gaming without the need for a charge.

Red Magic Mars 3 27W fast charing
Red Magic Mars 3 27W fast charing (source: Nubia)

It has the new Snapdragon 855 chipset clocked to 2.8GHz, an Adreno 640 GPU, along with up to 12 GB of RAM, shaping this device in a true powerhouse ready to take on the most demanding tasks.

Red Magic 3 equips with new Snapdragon 855 chipset
Red Magic 3 equips with new Snapdragon 855 chipset (Source: Nubia)

As a gaming phone, one may come to expect compromises on the camera, but the Red Magic 3 impresses by housing a 48MP rear camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor. It can also shoot videos in 8K and slow motion up to 64 times.

Red Magic 3 camera
Red Magic 3 camera (Source: Nubia)

The phone comes in four colors: red, black, red-blue gradient and camouflage.

Red Magic Mars 3 colors
Red Magic 3 colors (source: Nubia)

The official pricing of the Nubia Red Magic 3 are as follows:

6GB/64GB – 2,899 Yuan ($430)
6GB/128GB – 3,199 Yuan ($480)
8GB/128GB – 3,499 Yuan ($520)
12GB/256GB – 4,299 Yuan ($640)

With high-end specs like this, the Red Magic 3 is arguably one of the most wallet-friendly gaming phones on the market.

Featured photo credit to Nubia